A Microscope Gallery

Hello all,

I’m here with a cool gallery of some microscope experiments, as captured by me.

Magnifications at 40x, 100x, and 400x.

Onion Skin:

The following are some shots of onion tissue, where you can see the individual cells. It is easy to see the cell wall and the structure of the tissue. Also note that the tiny dots are the nuclei of the cells.

Onion, 40x
Onion, 100x
Onion, 400x

Overall, a very cool experience that shows the structure of plant cells as well as tissues.

 

Cheek Swab:

This is a sample of tissue inside a human cheek (mouth). These are animals cells, which are much smaller than the plant cells above. The shape is less organized but very cool to watch.

Cheek, 40x
Cheek, 100x
Cheek, 400x

After having seen the onion, it is apparent that animal cells can be considerably smaller than plant cells.

This experiment helped highlight the differences between plant and animal cells/tissues. I think being able to see the samples under a microscope really let me better understand the topic.

Hope you enjoyed!

Stay tuned and stay sciency,

Mingde

 

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